Three terror suspects were yesterday arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack in Mombasa.
Mombasa county commander Robert Kitur said one of the suspects, a Somalia national, tried to force himself to Kongowea market on Sunday morning.
He said police suspectede the man was going to either blow himself up of hurl bombs at the market.
"We have confiscated his passports which indicate that he had travelled to Tanzania and Ethiopia. We really don't know his mission in the country but is currently being interrogated to find out if he had any links with terror groups," said Kitur.
He said the suspect identified as Ganey Abdulkadir Osman refused to have his vehicle inspected at the gate before guards arrested him.
Kitur said police impounded the vehicle for inspection.
"He was found with two Kenyan driving licenses, several passports and claimed to be an intelligence officer for Somalia government," he said.
Intelligence reports indicates that he arrived in the country last Wednesday accompanied by his colleague.
"They had checked into a hotel in Bondeni," Kitur said.
He said a second suspect was arrested near and Mwembe Tayari and is being grilled by the Anti Terrorism Police department.
Kitur said police are investing how the suspects obtained valid identification documents and how they sneaked into the country.
A third suspect identified as Mbarak Bakari Mwashambi was arrested at Changamwe as he prepared to enter a mosque on Friday.
Police said Bakari holds several passports and had travelled to various parts of the world.
"He is suspected to have ties with the Al Shabaab terror group," Kitur said.